• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of December 6, 2013

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of December 6, 2013

 Are you really a cowboy?  I spent the better part of Wednesday at Grover Norquist’s meeting room.  After the usual meeting, a new international group convened.   This group of about 20 will meet once a month.

After the meeting I met the assistant to the group leader.  Upon learning her first language was French I naturally began speaking her language.  She was fascinated about the trip across America & I was telling her some stories, when another guy listened in for a moment.  He then remarked that cowboys don’t usually speak fluent French, “so are you really a cowboy?”  I smiled and whipped out my foto of Misty and me on the beach in Oregon at the end of our first coast to coast.  “Yes sir.  The cowboys in Texas gave me permission to call myself a cowboy, since I rode one horse 3100 miles.”    Grover was listening in to the last part of the chat & smiled.  Always a positive to make the host look good.

I had a good chat after the first meeting with a gentleman who is running for the US Senate.  All good.

A member of the Republic National Committee taught me the Spanish word for ‘very drunk/shit-faced.’  Another former staffer for Bush 43 joined us in a chat in Spanish…Grover’s meetings continue to produce…………….

I also attended a seminar of the Federalist Society which brought in the asst. Attorney General from Colorado + 4 other prosecutors and lawyers.  The topic was marijuana stores opening in 2014.   All good.

Two whole days were spent contacting the 140 offices that need a presentation.  I booked 15 for the next two weeks….the rest never write/call back..grrrr.

  • 1452 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  02 this week
  • 47 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.  01 this week


COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 36 Radio Interviews..   0 this week
  • 51 brief chats with Members of Congress..  this week
  • 65 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..  this week
  • 23 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… 00 this week
  • 17 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)  this week
  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 72 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000)
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
  • Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
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